Communities and coast:

Ō tātou tahatai me tana panoni haere

Our changing coastline

​Action area C2. Address the effects of climate change on our coastline

  • Establish long-term management approach for our changing coastline, and work with mana whenua and communities to create and deliver coastal management plans.
  • Undertake a regional coastal erosion study and a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment and work with communities to discuss options and prepare them for the future.
  • Support iwi and hapū to account for climate change impacts from sea level rise.
  • Incorporate protection, managed retreat and restoration of indigenous coastal ecosystems into planning for sea level change.
  • Develop a tsunami hazard model that takes sea level rise impacts into account .
  • Review provisions in the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) from a coast and natural hazards perspective and use this to inform the statutory review of the AUP and future plan changes.

Aerial view of Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, that shows rolling hills and Pink Beach.Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparāoa Peninsula